Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stanford competes in the Swoosh Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon

Stanford players and teams - click to enlarge

Stanford freshman Brandon Wu makes his collegiate debut in the Swoosh Invitational played at the  two Pumpkin Ridge golf courses outside Portland, Oregon.  Pumpkin Ridge has hosted many top national events including a US Amateur won by Tiger Woods in the 1990s.  Joining Wu are top-rated amateur Maverick McNealy, senior David Boote, junior Viraat Badhwar and sophomore Jeffrey Swegle.

Final Results:
Stanford finished tied for 4th with Texas, 11 strokes behind Wake Forest.  Maverick McNealy once again led the way with a spotless final round 68 in a round that included 4 birdies and 14 pars as he tied for 5th overall on rounds of 66-72-68 206 T5.  David Boote's final round 70 included 3 birdies and only one bogey as he tied for 19th overall on rounds of 66-74-70 210 T19.

Jeffrey Swegle finished tied for 31st on rounds of 69-69-75 213 T31.  Freshman Brandon Wu finished his first college tournament with a flourish of 5 straight birdies and 31 on his final 9 for a 69 as he ended tied for 34th on rounds of 74-71-69 214 T34.  Viraat Badhwar struggled to a final round 77 to finish tied for 42nd on rounds of 71-68-77 216 T42.

The top 6 team and individual scoring is found below followed by Stanford's final round scorecards --- click to enlarge.
Round 3 scorecards

Round 2 Results:
Stanford stands in 4th place, 6 strokes behind Wake Forest, with an 8-under 280 total on the par 72 Witch Hollow course.  The Cardinal was led by Viraat Badhwar's 68 (71-68 139 T19)  in a round highlighted by 7 birdies.  Jeffrey Swegle had 4 birdies and one bogey in his 69 (69-69 138 T15) while Brandon Wu had a 71 (74-71 145 T50).  Maverick McNealy had a 72 (66-72 138 T15) and David Boote a 74 (66-74 140 T23).  See round 2 scorecards and top team results below --- click to enlarge.
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Round 1 Results:
Stanford tied for 2nd after round 1, 3 strokes behind Wake Forest behind a pair of 5-under 66s from Maverick McNealy and David Boote who are tied for 2nd two shots behind David Womble's 64 in the individual competition.  Jeffrey Swegle had a 69, Viraat Badhwar a 71 and Brandon Wu had 74 in his first collegiate round.  McNealy, Boote and Swegle each had 6 birdies and McNealy added an eagle in their rounds.

Scorecards and top 12 team results are shown below - click to enlarge:

Round 1 scorecards and top 12 teams

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